ASIA Travel Tips.com

Lao Airlines Orders 2 ATR 72-600s

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Send to Friend ASIA Travel Tips.com Latest Travel News Thursday, 12 July 2012
 

Vientiane-based carrier Lao Airlines has signed a contract for the purchase of 2 ATR 72-600s, valued at US$ 47 million at catalogue price.

 These two new aircraft will be added to Lao Airlines' current fleet of 4 ATR 72-500s.

The airline is in the midst of expanding its fleet in order to increase frequency on existing routes and to open new destinations in the surrounding region.

The arrival of these two 70-seat ATR 72-600s will help the airline to maintain its position as the preferred premium airline in Laos.

The ATR 72-600 will be equipped with a new full-glass cockpit and new Giugiaro-designed cabin interiors, and will be powered by PW 127M engines.

 Deliveries of these two aircraft will take place late in 2012 and in 2013.

The President of Lao Airlines, Dr Somphone Douangdara, said, The acquisition of these two aircraft aims at maintaining a modern fleet and upgrading the level of onboard services. In addition to superb services, the airline saves time and money by having a young fleet. With the ATR 72-600's operational reliability and cabin comfort, we want to offer better access for the Laotian travelling public and make them feel easy to fly.

ATR 72-600

Passenger capacity: 68-74 seats
Engines: Pratt & Whitney 127M
Maximum power at take-off: 2,750 horse power per engine
Maximum weight at take-off: 23,000 kg
Maximum load: 7,500 kg
Maximum range with full passenger load: 900 nautical miles (1,665 km)

HD Videos from Farnborough 2012: Inside the Malaysia Airlines A380, Malaysia Airlines A380 @ Farnborough 2012, Pictures from Farnborough 2012, Aerobility - The British Flying Charity - HD Video Interview, Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flight Display, F-18 Super Hornet Aerial/Flying Display, Inside the Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Sunny Day III - Malaysia Airlines A380 Aerial/Flying Display, U.S. Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey, Korean Air Force Black Eagles T50B Aerial Display, Inside the Korean Air Boeing 737-900ER with Sky Interior. More to come...

Other pages which may be of interest: Pictures of the Airbus A400M, HD Videos from the Singapore Airshow 2010, HD Videos from Asian Aerospace 2011, HD Videos from Singapore Airshow 2012, HD Video of Grizzly 4 Airbus A400M @ Don Muang Airport in Bangkok.

See other recent news regarding: Airlines, Airline Traffic, Airports, Awards, Flights, Codeshare, FFP, Inflight, Lounges, First Class, Business Class, MICE, GDS, Rewards, Miles, Hotels, Apartments, Promotions, Spas, Yoga, Retreat, New Hotels, Traffic, Visitor Arrivals, Cruises, Free Deals, Interviews, Pictures, Sports Tourism, Videos, Farnborough, Lao Airlines, Laos, ATR, Vientiane, 72-600

Receive our Latest Travel News Daily Email free of charge by entering your email address and name in the boxes to the right and clicking subscribe. You can also receive the news by WhatsApp, stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed, and even Add the Headlines to Your Website free of charge. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.

     
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2021 TravelNewsAsia.com